Mid-American Conference

Six football players named Academic All-MAC

Nabal Jefferson
The Northern Illinois University football team carried its success on the field into the classroom placing a school-record six Huskies on the league’s Academic All-MAC Football Team, as selected by the conference’s faculty athletic representatives. Nose guard Nabal Jefferson (Chicago, Ill./Marist), a three-time Academic All-MAC selection, headlines the list of NIU’s first-team honorees which includes defensive…

Youel nets MAC women’s tennis player of week

Nelle Youel
Northern Illinois sophomore Nelle Youel was named Mid-American Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Youel becomes the second Huskie under sixth-year head coach Ryun Ferrell to earn the honor and the first since Kathryn Friedlund in 2009. The Crystal Lake Central (Crystal Lake, Ill.) product led the Huskies at No. 1 doubles…

Courtney Oldenburg named Academic All-MAC

Courtney Oldenburg
Northern Illinois senior Courtney Oldenburg was named to the Cross Country Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, the league office announced Tuesday. Oldenburg, a native of West Salem, Wis., was named to the team for the third time in her career after posting a 3.864 GPA in nursing. She also earned her bachelor’s degree from NIU in December. “I’m really proud…

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